Is my child the bully in school?

Is my child the bully? Dealing with bullying is an unfortunate fact of life for many children, and it can be equally distressing for parents. As the latest instalment in our Real Conversations series, we will tackle how to identify… Continue Reading >

How the Media is Causing Bullying and Mental Health Problems for our Children

Stereotypes are so often taken for granted and so engrained that we assume they are a real construct. When we see stereotypes in media, advertising and marketing it reinforces them further and perpetuates them in a never ending cycle. Stereotypes… Continue Reading >

Without Super Human Strength

When I was a child we used to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” our magical chant we used to recite to ward off bullies. Unfortunately, it was the biggest lie ever… Continue Reading >

The key to bully-proofing your child

Bullying is a scourge.  Not a single Australian parent will be unaware of both the prevalence of bullying and the damage it can cause if left unaddressed.  As parents, we worry about it.  Unfortunately, worrying doesn’t change or improve the… Continue Reading >

What to do when your child tells you they are being bullied?

Our initial reaction can often be one that is driven by raw feelings of protectiveness, anger and love. Some parents are instinctively driven to contact the bully’s parents and the school, demanding the situation is resolved. While this is not… Continue Reading >